Matthew Malters

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A district court may sua sponte initiate the process for removing a guardian and terminating a guardianship. However, the court must protect the procedural due process rights of the protected minor, parents, and guardian by giving notice of the contemplated action and holding a hearing on the grounds of removal and termination, so the parties have a meaningful opportunity to be heard. When considering removal and termination of guardianship, the court must adhere to applicable statutes and rules under NRS Chapter 159A and the NSRG in determining whether removal and termination of guardianship are appropriate.